Monday, December 19, 2022

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON PROGRAMS @ THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE: "Gentleman's Agreement" and the History of Antisemitism



Happy Hanukkah from the Museum of Jewish Heritage! Celebrate with this year's Hanukkah Companion from JewishGen which features a small collection of historical and inspirational vignettes about the holiday.


VIRTUAL course



Why We Remember: The Concept of Postmemory with Dr. Marianne Hirsch
Monday, January 9 - January 23

Members enjoy discounted rates.




HISTORY of antisemitism


The History of Antisemitism: Gentleman's Agreement with Cecilia Peck and Claudine Stevens
Tuesday, December 20 | 7:00 PM ET

Seventy-five years ago, Gentleman’s Agreement defied odds to become a critically acclaimed film that exposed antisemitism in New York and Connecticut. Cecilia Peck and 
Claudine Stevens will bring to life the struggles and achievements of creating this Oscar-winning film.

The History of AntisemitismKill the Hollywood Jews: The Prewar Origins of Film Noir with Steven J. Ross
Tuesday, January 10 | 7:00 PM ET

From August 1933 to the end of WWII, a number of Jews working in Hollywood secretly funded a spy ring which uncovered a series of Nazi plots. Learn these incredible stories with historian Steven J. Ross.


GROUP tours



Guided Tour of The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do for Adults
Sunday, December 25 | Tour at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM ET

$18 fee includes the tour and access to the Museum’s exhibitions all day.









Yiddish New York
Thursday, December 22 - December 29

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is excited to host and co-present the 8th Annual Yiddish New York Festival - the nation's largest festival of Yiddish music, language and culture. December 24-29 - join us ONLINE and IN-PERSON for an amazing array of klezmer concerts, lectures, films, language classes, singing, klezmer workshops, Yiddish folk dance, cabaret, Yiddish karaoke and more! Wonderful and very affordable programs for adults, kids and teens. Use Promo Code YNY10 for a 10% discount on Full-Festival Registrations.     

Additionally... come to the Museum's Safra Hall at 7:00PM, Thursday December 22, for a pre-festival screening of Eleanor Antin's 1992 silent film A Man Without a World, about a unique group of Polish villagers—Jews, Cossacks, vagabonds—in the 1920s in a tale of romance, love, marriage, social struggles and death. The screening will feature a live performance of a new film score by internationally renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrated pianist Donald Sosin. A Q&A will be held at the Museum with the musicians at the conclusion of the film.





Zisl Slepovitch Ensemble/Sasha Lurje: Cry, My Heart, Cry! Songs from Testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University
Sunday, January 8 | 3:00 PM ET

The Zisl Slepovitch Ensemble and Sasha Lurje perform a selection of unique songs and poetry (some never publicly performed before) that ghetto and camp prisoners composed and performed during the Holocaust. 

$10 for nonmembers | $5 for members

Core Focus: Escape to the Soviet Union
Monday, January 9 | 12:30 PM ET

Professor Atina Grossmann and Professor Eliyana Adler will discuss Jews who fled to parts of Eastern Europe to areas that were overtaken by the Soviets or escaped directly into Soviet territory. Rebecca Frank, the Museum’s Curatorial Research Assistant, will present a case study of her grandmother’s family who survived the war in this way.

$36 for nonmembers | $18 for members



FROM JewishGen





Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Battery Park City Authority; The Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation; Marcia Horowitz Educational Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness; and other generous donors. 

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